Registration and Enrollment

Once you have applied and been accepted to a UW Colleges campus there are still a couple of steps you must take before you can register. Registration is the process of enrolling in courses each semester.

First, each campus to which you have applied will ask you to confirm your intent to enroll at that campus. If you have applied and been accepted to more than one UW Colleges campus, you must select just one campus at which you will confirm your intent to enroll. While it is possible to take classes at more than one UW Colleges campus, you must select one campus to which you will confirm your intent to enroll. You will not be allowed to confirm your intent to enroll at multiple UW Colleges campuses.

Once you have confirmed your intent to enroll at the campus of your choice, you will receive registration information from the Student Affairs Office at that campus. All new freshmen and transfer students will be required to participate in an on-campus registration program. A student affairs or faculty advisor will help you select classes to fit your individual course of study. Specific information on the times, dates and places of registration will be provided to you by your campus Student Affairs Office.

Upon meeting with an advisor and determining the classes you will take for the semester, you will be guided through the process of entering your class choices into PRISM, the UW Colleges online student system. Once you submit your class choices in PRISM, you are registered whether or not you pay fees and tuition or attend classes. Please note: all UW Colleges campuses require that the Terms and Conditions (TAC) be signed prior to enrolling in courses.

Once you are registered, if you want to withdraw, you must complete the withdrawal process explained in the University of Wisconsin Colleges' catalog. (Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal.) Failure to withdraw officially does not end your obligation to pay your fees. Failure to pay the fees may bar you from registration in the future. The amount of fees owed is determined by the fee policy established by the Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.